Elite Thermofiber Synthetic Hair

July 2nd, 2009

Elite Thermofiber is synthetic hair you can wash, heat, curl and style like human hair. So natural, so realistic…nobody will know it’s synthetic but you.

Elite Thermofiber Hair

Our Elite Thermofiber has received outstanding reviews from customers and clients. Whether you decide on a sew-in weave, clip-in hair extensions, bonded wefts or pretipping for individual strand extensions, you’ll love this versatile hair which is only a fraction of the price of human hair.

For a limited time, receive 20% off Elite Thermofiber. You’ll love it!

Hair India Documentary

May 5th, 2009

Hot Docs 2009 Festival is now underway in Toronto, Canada.

Hot Docs Canadian International Documentary Festival is North America’s largest documentary festival, conference and market. Each year, the Festival presents a selection of more than 150 cutting-edge documentaries from Canada and around the globe.

The one we’ve been waiting for is Hair India.

India has always been praised for her idyllic standard of beauty, from women’s saris to her skin and hair. But now, even she has undergone a Western makeover. Hair India takes outsourcing to a new level in this fascinating exposé of a lucrative Indian export: hair. It begins in West Bengal where a young girl donates her hair to the temple. The hair is then sorted by an assembly line of women (with the sound of their bangles keeping rhythm), and sold to Great Lengths, an Italian company that sells the plaits as hair extensions to wealthy women around the world. Along the way, we meet the players, from the hair donors and dealers to Sangreeta, who represents the modern Indian working woman and the Westernization of India’s beauty standards. Hair India effortlessly illustrates how globalization, marketing of vanity, and traditional rituals can all contribute to create a lucrative enterprise – Karina Rotenstein

Check your local area for showings.

I-Tip Prebonded Hair in Fun Funky Colors Are In!

April 18th, 2009

I-Tip Prebonded Hair Extensions

I-tip shoelace hair in funky, fun colors. Forget the Manic Panic, messy dyes and long expensive visits to the salon for vibrant, fun hair.

We carry 100% Remy Human Hair already prebonded in the i-tip/shoelace style. Easy to install with microrings, shrinkies or fusion.

Pick some up and get noticed this summer!

Silicone ThinLocs For More Comfortable Hair Extensions

February 27th, 2009

ThinLocs are a superior, silicone-lined hair ring for strand and weft applications designed for a flat, comfortable install.

ThinLocs Hair Extension Rings

While the popularity of silicone hair rings grows, we’ve looked upon ways to improve them:

* Pare down their bulk so they lay thinner and flatter
* Trim up the silicone interior to ensure larger i-tip strands can be used
* Design them slightly longer than a standard ring for more secure hold yet still small enough to be closed with one squeeze of the plier.
* Create them with a soft alloy that pops open on removal eliminating fold over rings

ThinLocs have been manufactured to all those specifications and we feel it’s the best silicone-lined attachment ring available today.

ThinLocs For Hair Extensions

Jersey’s, Totes, Hats, Tanks, T’s & More!

February 10th, 2009

Mane Depot has placed their gorgeous logo on various items. Please visit our CafePress Store and display the logo with pride!

Mane Depot CafePress Store

Remove Bonding Tapes From Hair Extension Wefts Safely

February 5th, 2009

Extended wear bonding tapes such as Protac, Supertape or True Blue are dream tapes for those wanting a long-lasting, secure install.

And then the inevitable time arrives we all must face: the removal.

Hair Extension tape removal

C22, Pure, Citru-Spice all do a remarkable job releasing bonding tapes. But here’s the thing – sometimes after removal, there’s blobs of adhesive tape or even the entire section of tape stuck to the wefts.

First, you pull at them, ripping the layers away from each other. You try soaking in every solution imaginable. You pick at it only to wind up with slime-covered fingers. You try vigorous scrubbing with toothbrushes and vegetable scrubbers. Problem is, you’re harming your wefts. In particular, you’re doing great damage to delicate hand-tied wefts where gentle care and maintenance is key to their long life. Do you have hair looping out the top of your hand-tied weft? Chances are you’re using bonding tape and tried any one of the damaging methods listed above to get your wefts clean.

Don’t do it.

Try this instead.

Gather the following items: Clothing iron, paper towels, hand towel.

Turn your iron on to high heat and do not use the steam feature. Lay your weft flat on the paper towel. Fold the top half of the paper towel over the weft. Place the hand towel over that and iron briefly. Remove the hand towel and then peel the paper towel off slowly. The adhesive tape will softly pull away from the hair weft and stick to the paper towel. Repeat as necessary and use a clean section of paper towel each time. Replace paper towel as needed.

Wash your wefts with gentle shampoo, condition below the weft line and allow to dry.

Wefts carry a residual sticky feel after removal with extended-wear bonding tapes. Once you commit your wefts to this type of install, those wefts should always be used for bonding tapes. The tack still remaining does not harm the weft. We’ve found it provides enhanced adhesion for the next tape install with added protection to the integrity of the weft to keep it in intact.

You can see a full photo version of this demo (and others) located in our Demo Gallery section.

We’d love to hear your feedback after trying this. And, as always, appreciate linking to our direct page when passing this info on to others.

Shea Butter and Aloe Vera Butter: Nature’s Healing Treatment

February 4th, 2009

Unrefined Shea Butter and Aloe Vera Butter are now in stock.

Shea Butter and Aloe Vera Butter

The American Shea Butter Institute Says:

Shea Butter contains several natural anti-inflammatory agents and a minor sunscreen agent. Clinical studies have shown Shea Butter transforms the skin in as little as 4-6 weeks, into a softer, smoother, and better looking skin. Those who routinely use Shea Butter report a number of other special benefits for skin ailments, including relief from blemishes, itching, sunburns, small skin wounds, eczema, skin allergies, and wrinkles. Because of an abundance of healing ingredients, and its superior moisturizing activity, Shea Butter is in a unique class, as a stand-alone personal care product.

Aloe Butter is produced using Aloe Vera and fractionated coconut oil. It is a soft, semi-solid butter which melts on contact with skin. Aloe Vera Butter soothes and helps heal dehydrated skin conditions such as eczema, psoriasis, sunburn and windburn. Because of its low melting point, you can warm to liquify and mix with your favorite lotions or body butters. Aloe Butter may also be applied direct to skin and hair.

Euro Hair Detangler Works Like Magic

January 31st, 2009

Euro Hair Detangler

Euro Hair Detangler is the most remarkable hair treatment we’ve used. It hardly does this product justice to acknowledge it as just a detangling product. It provides remarkable slip and smoothness to hair extensions, hairpieces, wigs, toupees, lacefronts and integration pieces.

Any hair giving you grief with its tangling, matting or overall poor condition will smooth, straighten and glisten with shine. It literally brings back to life dry, tangled, crawling, matted hair extensions you’ve considered throwing away.

Euro Hair Detangler is a luscious golden oil with amazing fragrance. The moment you place your lifeless hair in this solution and bring it up, you’re going to see it change right before your eyes.

4oz of solution will treat a half pound of hair.

And from now through February 7th, when you purchase Euro Hair Detangler, we’re offering a full size Looper Brush for 50% off.

Applying Hair Extensions With Bonding Tape

January 27th, 2009

Bonding tapes commonly used for hairpiece units and lacefront wigs have revolutionized hair extension installations for the DIY community. If you’re a professional hair technician working in a salon, you’ve discovered the quick and efficient way hair bonding tapes allow you to fit walk-in clients into your tight schedules.

Our Protac Bonding Tape Demo is online and easy to follow. You can apply the same techniques in our demo to any hairpiece bonding tape we carry.

Protac Demo

We carry a wide range of extended wear bonding tapes including Protac, Airflex, Supertape and also daily wear tapes and liquid adhesives such as Walker Ultra Hold and Davlyn Waterproof Adhesive

Have you made the switch? If hair bonding tapes have become your favorite installation method, tell us about it!

Making Your Own Hand-tied Wefts

January 9th, 2009

If you’re anything like us, when we see someone doing something remarkable with fishing line and hair, we simply have to try it ourselves. And try we did.

This truly works and we made some of the best hand-tied wefts with bulk fiber from our friends over at Plastikhaar.

If you’re a DIY who wants to bump your experiments up to the next level, we highly recommend the method shown here: